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I wandered the path in Bert Law Park, on Temptation Island. The sun was warm on my skin, but there was a hint of the changing season; autumn beckoning on the wind. more

Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon History

"I still do not know how he did it. The box of doughnuts was still taped shut, sitting on the front seat of the vehicle". On the way to Aishihik Lake, the family stepped into a gas station for drinks. When Pearson walked back toward the vehicle, he more

May 3, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon History

The love and respect for the man is so vivid in all the articles I have read. A dear friend of Desmond Carroll graciously lent me her archival material on this most beloved man. more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon History

Whitehorse residents can thank Father Jean-Marie Mouchet for the Millennium Trail. This multi-use, five kilometre-long non-motorized trail realizes a dream of Father Mouchet, who proposed the idea to city council as a 2000 millennium project. more

Sep 15, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon History

Lusia visits with Grandma and Grandpa now. She helps out in the garden that Grandma has tended for decades. more

Jul 21, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon History

Everyone, it seems, has been interested in the project. I spoke with Tanya Handley about Fenix House. She recalled many downtown residents stopped by regularly to chat and see what was happening. more

Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon History

Well, the tourists I have seen are the best. One summer as I folded my laundry I spied a couple of young, robust Austrians also folding their laundry. Dressed in traditional leather shorts, suspenders and white crisp shirts, they added to the fun at more

Mar 31, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon History

One afternoon in Dublin our taxi cab driver delivered us to 120 Tritonville Road – a posh part of town, he said. We stood together at the front door and he took our picture. The cab driver loved our story about coming to Ireland to find Grandma's hou more

Feb 24, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon History

Walk down Main Street any Friday night. The lights are on at 506 Main Street. While decades ago Main Street - west of 4th Avenue - would have contained family homes, there is only one house left on that particular block today. And it doesn't house a more

Feb 10, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon History

I was listening to CBC Radio's Tapestry a few weeks ago. Mary Hynes was speaking with architects, pub-goers and psychologists about the city and its spirituality. The guests spoke about public art and its effect on the populace. more

Dec 16, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

I admire his philosophy about good wholesome food. I applaud his successful bakery adventure and organic food supplies. But Tuzlak has another passion you might not be aware of. He has owned, renovated and refurbished a number of downtown homes over more

Nov 18, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon History

Joanne Baines, current owner of 206 Hawkins Street, says she can't remember who told her that Albert Henderson built the house for his sweetheart, but the first time she walked in, she knew the house was now hers. more

Aug 19, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon History

Research to date has taken me into post-Second World War homes. Recently however I had the opportunity to visit 509 Wood. I think of this house as an elegant grandmother – she has lived on Wood Street since 1901. more

Jul 29, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon History

Arthur #1 lived in Atlin, B.C. when he first encountered Arthur #2. Arthur #1 noticed a withdrawal from his bank account he did not authorize. After checking with the bank, it was discovered Arthur #2 owed the money. The bank had confused accounts. more

Jun 3, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon History

In 1954, Earle Smith arrived in Whitehorse. He came with the RCAF and was stationed here for a number of years. He left the territory in 1961. Smith was on shift work at the RCAF station and had time off with nothing to do. "Somehow I got volunteere more

May 6, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon History

It wasn't an earthquake or anything like that. It was Bill Bourne tapping his foot to the beat of his music. Our living room was crowded with about 30 people enjoying this private concert. Some guests asked how we arranged for someone like Bourne t more

Mar 25, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Nestled between the T.A. Firth Building and a small apartment building, 308 Hanson looks like a relic from the past. It is the only house on that section of Hanson Street. more

Feb 18, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon History